Japan will let twice as many foreigners in starting next month
According to the most senior spokesman for the Japanese government, Japan will soon double its limit on the number of foreigners allowed to enter the country each day to 20,000. This announcement was made on Friday.
At a regular press conference, the Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said that passengers arriving from the vast majority of nations would not be needed to provide documentation that they have passed negative COVID testing, nor will they be forced to undergo quarantine upon arrival.
This includes persons from all of the other members of the G7 group of industrialized nations, which is the source of around 80% of the foreign arrivals in Japan.
Business travelers, international students, and members of the academic community are welcome in Japan; nevertheless, the country does not welcome tourists, with the exception of a select few who will participate in a trial of tour packages.
Matsuno said that the experience acquired from the trials will be taken into consideration in future decisions on the reopening of other facilities.